VANCOUVER STARTUP WEEK 2015 SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2015
Intuit loves small businesses! Come join one of Intuit's Pro Advisors in a Financial Literacy working session. Bring your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and learn how to easily set your company up for success. By attending, you will have the infrastructure in place to begin tracking those all-important first sales and have your financial data compiled into a convenient location to be able to ensure your business model is on track and give you a leg up when talking with potential investors. Please note this event is repeated later on September 22 and 23.
THE REGISTRATION CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL
Lawyer with Kent Employment Law, Erin Kizell will discuss the following topics for an in-depth one hour discussion followed by a Q&A session:
- The legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor
- Best practices for employment contracts
- Overtime minimum requirements
- Dismissing employees - how to calculate severance pay
WHY ATTEND: a little bit of early learning about employment law basics can be a HUGE help to startups as they grow. Learn about costly mistakes to avoid, and how to do it right from Day 1.
From games to education and everything in between, the first VR City Demo Night will showcase what's possible in virtual reality. From Powered Headsets to PhoneVR, you'll have an opportunity to slip on a headset and dive into VR.
We’ll have 8 demo stations, including local indie game Mutato Match and their HTC Vive full room headset. As well, the PhoneVR Google Cardboard Showcase will let attendees load VR experiences on their phones and try it out themselves.
For full details on the demos, check out http://vancouver.vrcity.co/
WHY ATTEND: to get your hands on the coolest new virtual reality tech.
BC's best new companies have been competing for $300,000 in cash and prizes through the BCIC - New Ventures Competition. Check out the 10 finalists, find out who wins for each category, and enjoy appies and drinks followed by the official kickoff social for Vancouver Startup Week.
Top 10 Finalists (in alphabetical order)
- Change Heroes
- Dooly Noted
- DRIVE Business Intelligence Inc.
- Microbiome Insights
- Resolution Diagnostics
- Ziva Dynamics
WHY ATTEND: meet some of Vancouver's hottest new tech companies. When they're Uber-successful you can say "I knew them when".
Join us for the official kickoff social for Vancouver Startup Week, taking place immediately after the BCIC - New Ventures Awards Ceremony.
WHY ATTEND: start to build relationships with your fellow #VSW2015 participants, which you'll grow over the course of the week.